2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Abby

We have another amazing dancer to showcase for you and she was one of a number of dancers who left a lasting impression.  That shouldn’t be surprising since most professional cheerleaders and dancers that are selected for their teams do so because they shine in their own special way.  At least that is what I have seen at auditions.  Anyways, I digress.

Introducing Cincinnati BenGal Abby, our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Only a couple more cheerleaders to feature, so check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Samantha

I enjoy photographing the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  They are a rare treat for me to shoot because I never get to see them at a game since I live over 2,000 miles away in Los Angeles.   So whenever I get a chance to photograph them in person, I try to take advantage of this rare gift.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is one of those Cincinnati Ben-Gals who made the trek to Atlanta…introducing Samantha.

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Ben-Gal Samantha was amazing and there were many more wonderful cheerleaders and dancers in Atlanta, so check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Kelly

One of the squads I enjoy photographing over the years is the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  They usually send a few girls and their colorful orange uniforms provide a nice contrast to the squad colors (the blues, reds, and purples) that I normally see year in and year out.  So, it is special when I get a chance to photograph them up close and personal and this year, I was able to shoot all three of them for this feature.

So without further ado, introducing our first of three Ben-Gals and our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star…Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Kelly.

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We have another special one in Kelly, but there were many special cheerleaders and dancers in Atlanta. Check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star…rumor has it that there is a buzz about her!

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2019 Ben-Gals Cheerleader Auditions

2019 Ben-Gals Cheerleader Auditions

The Cincinnati Ben-Gals have played a major role in the Bengals organization year after year since 1968. On the field, these ladies perform in front of more than 60,000 fans at Paul Brown Stadium. 

The Ben-Gals have appeared at charity functions, conventions, grand openings, trade shows, and other charitable and civic causes each year. These ladies are young professionals who not only are involved in their own careers, but they are also involved in events throughout the community. 

Become a part of the NFL Cincinnati Ben-Gal Sisterhood! Tryout for the 2019 Squad and be a part of the fun in the Jungle at Paul Brown Stadium!


Mandatory New Candidate Audition Dates

  • April 13, for all candidates not on the 2018 roster
  • April 14, mandatory for winners from April 13, and veterans on the 2018 roster.

Time: 12:00 p.m., doors open at 11:00 a.m.

*Bring state issued driver’s license to tryouts! Veterans, & Rookie winners from April 13, 14, Mandatory dates:

Interviews

  • April 15, 16 – The interview times TBD, will be between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dance Rehearsal

  • April 18, 23, 30 – 7 p.m., doors open at 6:00 PM

Dress Rehearsal

  • Thursday, May 3, 6 p.m.
  • Location: The Syndicate, Newport, KY

Finals

Open to the Public, tickets available at cincyticket.com

  • Date: May 5, Time: 3 p.m.
  • Location: The Syndicate, Newport, Ky.
  • Candidates call time, 10 a.m.

To register for auditions, click here.


Ben-Gals Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I make the squad, what is the commitment?

Ben-Gal cheerleaders appear at every home game. Tentatively, we will practice every Tuesday and Thursday night for 3 hours, and select Saturdays for rookies. During the months of July/August you are mandated to attend an additional Wednesday practice along with the Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Various weeks off depending on schedule.

2. What are the age requirements?

You must turn 20 by Sept 1, 2019. There is no maximum age requirement.

3. Are there any height and weight requirements?

No, height requirements, but fitness is very important. You must be in good physical condition and proportioned for your height. We recommend that you maintain a regular exercise program and a healthy diet.

4. What should I wear / bring to auditions?

You should wear dance spandex shorts and a cropped spandex bra type top. No other attire accepted. You will also need dance shoes such as dance sneakers or tennis shoes. You may also bring water and a light snack, if needed. TRYOUTS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, EXCEPT FOR FINALS.

5. What will the judges are looking for during scoring?

The judges will be looking at fitness, dance skills, showmanship, personality, and interview technique.

6. Is being a Ben-Gal cheerleader a full-time job? Is it a paid position?

No, being a Ben-Gals is not full time. Ben-Gal cheerleaders either work a full-time/part time job, or are students, or both. You will be compensated for all practices, games, and events.

7. Do current squad members have to re-audition?

Yes. Everyone must go through the audition process each season and no one is guaranteed a place on the squad. Veterans are exempt from the first round cuts, but will be present for the remaining dates.

8. What should I expect during the audition process?

You will learn dance routines, technique, (skill sets) and be expected to perform them in front of coaches/judges. Cuts will be made narrowing the group that will go to the finals on May 5th.

9. Advice for auditions?

We encourage you to work on dance skills prior to tryouts on your own or through our prep classes and master workshop. Prep classes are March 12, 19, 26, April 2 & April 9.

10. What will the extra Prep Classes do for me?

They will teach you the dance and skill set levels that the team incorporates during their performances. While building confidence for your tryouts, the classes will teach you the style, and showmanship expected. They will further your knowledge on the program, while being hosted by the Ben-Gals, themselves.

2019 Ben-Gals Cheerleader Audition Prep Classes

How To Prepare For Auditions.

Special prep classes are available to help the candidate improve dance/skill sets, and to enhance the audition experience.

The classes are optional. However, additional training prior to tryouts is recommended through our classes, or private training on your own. You will work with our choreographers, coaches, and captains during our prep classes. You will be given tryout tips, and dance styles to expect for the 2019 season.

Cost: $25 per class paid in advance online, please register at least 2 days prior to class.

Unregistered on day of class, or walk-ins $30

Prep Class Dates:

  • March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
  • Time: 7-9 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium, Security Entrance off Mehring

To register for prep classes, click here.

Random NFL Cheerleader Pic of the Day

Random NFL Cheerleader Pic of the Day

Random NFL Cheerleader Pic of the Day

2019 Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleaders Pro Bowl Representative

The Cincinnati Ben-Gals have announced second year veteran Abby as their 2019 Pro Bowl Cheerleader.

NFL Regular Season Week 15 – The Cincinnati Ben-Gals

We continue with our parade of cheerleaders from Week 15 with the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  Click here to view the latest Cincinnati Ben-Gals gallery.

NFL Regular Season Week 13 – The Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleaders

The Cincinnati Bengals lost a tough one against the Denver Broncos and that was to be expected after losing starting quarterback Andy Dalton previously and losing A.J. Green during the game.  So let us not dwell on the negative and focus on the positive…the Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleaders.  Click here to check out this week’s Ben-Gals photos.

The Ben-Gals post the most fun and interesting pregame photos and we will begin with those in this week’s retrospective.

 

NFL Regular Season Week 12 – The Cincinnati Ben-Gals

We continue our coverage of Week 12 of the NFL regular season with another look at the incomparable Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  Click here to view the Bengals game day gallery from Week 12.

 

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NFL Regular Season Week 10 – The Cincinnati Ben-Gals

We normally do a brief recap of the game before we delve into the week’s cheerleader images, but for the Saints vs Bengals game, a 51 – 14 blow out loss…it’s probably better for us to just jump into the Ben-Gals photos.  So here we go.  Click here to view the Bengals game day gallery.